Lourdes Casanova, a Senior Lecturer at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, specializes in international business with a focus on Latin America and multinationals from emerging markets. A Fulbright Scholar with a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Barcelona. She taught at INSEAD from 1989 until 2012, was a visiting professor at Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and at the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford in 2010. She is a visiting Faculty at the University of Zurich, Deusto Business School and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and a consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank. She taught and directed executive programs at INSEAD for senior managers from global multinationals including Telefónica, BBVA and Cemex and the Brazilian Confederation of Industries (CNI). She is also a consultant of multinationals operating in Latin America.
She is the author of the book: ‘Global Latinas: Latin America’s emerging multinationals’ published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009, coauthor of Innovalatino, Fostering Innovation in Latin America, published by Ariel in 2011 and has published numerous case studies, chapters in books and articles in journals including Beijing Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Business and Politics and Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.
She is a member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum of Latin America, a member of the Advisory Committee European Union/Brazil, the World Investment Network of the UNCTAD, the B20 task force on ICT and Innovation, a reviewer of Strategy Management Journal, was responsible at INSEAD of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative and co-leading the InnovaLatino research project on Innovation in Latin America, an OECD/INSEAD research project funded by Fundación
Telefónica. She is a board member of a start-up Documenta, a member of the Network of Interdisciplinary Research in Family Firms and the Nominating committee of the World Innovation Summit (HIT Barcelona).